Hamish Linklater is in final negotiations to play the lead in the FOX drama pilot The Asset, according to Deadline.com. The Josh Friedman project, which will be directed by Neil Burger, also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing).
The series follows Anna King (Larter), a remarkably gifted globe-trotting photographer with a secret life: she a CIA field operative. Linklater will play her handler, a CIA-turned-case manager.
Linklater made his Broadway debut in Seminar. His numerous off-Broadway credits include The School for Lies, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night. On television, Linklater played Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ brother on The New Adventures of Old Christine. He, along with wife Jessica Goldberg, wrote the pilot for ABC’s Prince of Motor City.